Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Big Huge Comment Round-up!

I certainly wished that Blogger had a feed for comments because half (or
perhaps more) of what happens here is in the comments. The Atom XML feed doesn't
even post the URL for the comments for each post.

So, as a short-hand gift for those wanting to find the occasional gem that
gives you insight into the dirt under the Microsoft rug, here's a link to each
post, starting at the comments, some with commentary about those comments:

(skipping posts that have zero comments)

Blast off for Mini-Microsoft!

Contains what I think is the best of all comments slamming me.
Someone (who?)
really doing a good job of channeling BillG: Upon reading most of your
posts I have these comments. Most of your ideas are unoriginal and obvious,
while some are plain stupid.
There's a follow-up to this later in
Comments on Recent Comments (below).

Robert Scoble on Microsoft and Benefits

Great Time for Microsoft Employees to Find Wonderful New Jobs

Story of someone who left Microsoft.

Microsoft Review Season and Great Chris Anderson Posts

Performance Tuning MSFT.exe (or, How to Save Microsoft $1,000,000,000 Now)

A request for less leaders out of touch with shipping great products.

Under 3.25 Lifetime Average Review Score at Microsoft? It's Time to

Not all that popular. Ass calling all around.

GAH!!! Microsoft to hire 3,000 in area

Ed Draper takes a big swig of the Kool-aid and puts me in for some deep

"Fire Me? Oh, hell no! Microsoft should fire YOU!"

Tough story of a 14 year veteran moved on and another observing that the
Old School Microsofties have been leaving in greater numbers.

A Microsoft Targeted Layoff that will also Increase Employee Morale: HR

Microsoft and WWGD - What Will Google Do? Time for Pre-Emptive Innovation.

Notes how I'm lobbying for Hailstorm. Now there's concern that Google is
making all of Microsoft's failures into reality (smart-tags, Hailstorm). We
might see something there yet, and you know if Google does it, we won't be
far behind, like a hungry rabid dog chasing a tired bicycler.

Microsoft "Company" Meeting 2004

Microsoft OOF, asking America about Microsoft

I think the one and only Linux-bait I've seen here.

Comments on Recent Comments

Excellent: First, an interesting story about the decline of
Charlotte / PSS-East. Then, YES, a follow-up to that new orifice ripper.

Dangerous Transitions

Employee Growth Chart

Let's cut Sales! No Marketing! No UA!

Satan's Process Excellence

Pretty good discussion of process and the role of the PM etc.

Your Review, Your Numbers, Your Choices

Wow and Holy-smokes - lots of long posts here. Just read'em if you
haven't already.

Random Mid-September Comments

Microsoft Layoffs, Hiring, and Offshoring

Microsoft Giving Campaign 2004

Riffin with Reifman - Citizen Microsoft

http://career/ and Your Dream Job.

When Microsoft Should Walk Away

Ka-Pow! The Google Desktop.

Goodbye Cans, Hello Dispenser

My paranoia here was misplaced (seems as though this has been that way
for a while) but some other changes outside of Redmond are revealed.

Citizen Microsoft Follow-Up

Microsoft Reaching out to Google

Some good general comments around Google and Microsoft. And Scoble
provides a visit.

Microsoft's Financial Horizon

One of my favorites, because the charts are still live and working.
Info-Porn! And the horizon is still flat.

Is it wrong to want to kiss Joel Spolsky?

My goodness, you mean not everyone loves Joel?

Why Microsoft is in Trouble

You're Fired

Cut-backs, offshoring, and PSS

Interesting story regarding Bangalore coming up to speed on customer

The November Clip Show

Yeah, yeah, I love you guys, too. My URL got printed in Seattle
Magazine? I'll have to point that out with suave pride the next time I'm
puttin' on my moves... yeah.

Does Microsoft care about politically correct speech?

Who is John Galt?

A Light in the Darkness

Back and forth business discussions.

Scoble, firing, and Microsoft as "Brand Cool"

The first time I noticed Scoble wanting to trim the Microsoft workforce
(MSN-found received that focus, as of late).


Innovation is hard in a big, slow Microsoft w/ Gates / Ballmer / Raikes
slowing things down.

Geeks Over Troubled Water

Lots of discussions over demos and how this particular foul-up was due
to IR interference.

Whoa, Maxi-Microsoft?!?

Anti-Maxi comments.

Apple Crashing the Party

More demo discussions and whether Microsoft is held to a higher

62 Testers

Interesting discussions - especially about the level of extra visibility
testers will have into fellow-testers level (and soon Dev and PM?)

Proudly Serving up Microsoft Goodness

Harsh reviews and BS being called on some Pollyanna-isms.

Something is Rotten in the Town of Redmond

Wow, good reading here ranging all over the scale. I especially like the
call for The Return of Gates.

Let's Fire all the Middle Managers

Well I guess I got a lot of non-managers behind this. We don't suck as
much as Novell, though?

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